18 1/4" VINTAGE ANTONIO TONY PRIETO CALIFORNIA STUDIO ART POTTERY BOTTLE VASE
Huge, Vintage Antonio Prieto Studio Pottery Vase Description and Item Information Up for sale is this impressive studio art pottery vase by the listed California artist, Antonio Prieto. Please excuse the glare in the photos. This decorated bottle form has a narrow mouth and a deep foot area (apparent if you look beneath the pot). The glaze is purplish blue and gray with brown mottling; there are vague, abstract, round patterns to the mid-section of the exterior. This piece stands approximately 18 1/4 inches tall; it has a maximum width of about 5 5/8 inches. Unpacked, it weighs 7 pounds 7.4 ounces. This would be a fine addition to a collection of American studio ceramics. Identification This vintage piece is by Antonio Prieto (1912-1967), a well-known potter with a listing in the Vasefinder online museum and a page on Wikipedia. Per Vasefinder, Prieto was born in Spain, and he grew up in Hawaii and Chico, California. He attended the California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC), the California School of Fine Arts (CSFA), and Alfred University. He was husband to Eunice Prieto. He taught at the CCAC and at Mills College, where he was an influence to many now famous studio potters. He exhibited widely during his lifetime, and his work is now held by important museums and in private collections. Condition The vase looks very good overall, with no cracks or chips. It has light wear. Variations in glaze application are as made. Also as made, there are a couple of brown crease-type firing flaws on the exterior sides; the one shown in Photo 4 is approximately 1/2 inch long, and the one shown in Photo 9 is about 1 1/8 inches long. Please review the photos, and ask any necessary questions prior to bidding or buying. Terms of Sale 1. Sales Tax Before merchandise is shipped to a California address (or picked up or delivered within California), sales tax will be collected, unless the buyer provides a properly completed and valid California resale certificate form by mail (or in person, in the case of pick up or delivery). No exceptions. 2. Payments The buyer must prepay before merchandise is released. Paypal payments over $250 will only be accepted if delivery is to an address with a confirmed status. Contact the seller in advance of bidding or buying to find out about accepted payment methods for local pick ups or deliveries. Payments must be received within three days of the end of the listing, unless prior arrangements have been made. 3. Shipping and Handling Good packaging is included; double-boxing is not included. Framed art will not be shipped unframed. The seller typically ships on Mondays and Thursdays, unless a holiday or special circumstance precludes it. 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All returns accepted: ReturnsNotAccepted
New or Used: Used
Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original
Style: Mid-Century Modern
Featured Refinements: Studio Pottery Vase